[Sensibility to insulin in obese children (author's transl)].Sem Hop. 1980 Feb 18-25; 56(7-8):354-8.SH
The glucose and immuno-reactive insulin blood levels of 46 obese children and nineteen controls were measured during the intra-venous glucose tolerance test. The glucose tolerance of the obese children was normal, whereas their blood insulin curves demonstrated hyperinsulinmeia. The sensibility to exogenous insulin in 29 of these children was within normal limits during the hypoglycemic tolerance test induced by injection of intravenous insulin. The factors explaining endogenous insulin resistance have not yet been elucidated.